Saturday, December 15, 2007

Meditation Increases Attention - Study by Scientific American

This video shows how neuroscientists have discovered a real world example of how meditation can increase your attention to notice things that non-meditators can't.

In the study, subjects are shown 2 objects at a half-second gap and they miss the second object. After 3 months of meditation their results improve significantly.

When you're concentrating on something and miss something else that should be obvious, that's the attentional blink. New research shows that meditators can avoid this gap in perception.

Such Meditation practices can help with Attention Deficit Disorder and other similar mental illnesses.

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